25 Foods You Didn’t Know Could Kill You

Food – we need it to survive and nourish our bodies. When it’s good, it’s very good! But when it’s bad, it can be devastatingly so. Even amongst some of our most common everyday foods and ingredients, there are some we eat that can cause us harm.

There are, of course, many types of poisonous plants that humans have learned are not safe to consume. Even some food types that we may consume just about every day have individual parts or toxic variations in their species that can make you unwell. Here are 25 of them and how they can knock you down.


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Whether you love them or hate them on your pizza, or in a creamy sauce on toast, there are species of mushrooms that are poisonous. The toxic varieties can cause gastro problems, vomiting, convulsions, organ failure, and death. Some of them look similar to the edible ones too, so if you’re a forager or have a dog that sniffs them out, it pays not to let anyone animal or human eat them from the wild.

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